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5 Great things about the clocks going back

5 Great things about the clocks going back

Other than the extra hour of course on Sunday which is always nice. One I think should happen every Sunday and taken away from Monday what do you think? But the dark evenings are not something most of us really like so when I looked at the clock at 5.25 and it was dark outside (I’d usually be out in the light walking the dogs!) I thought to stay positive I would write this post … Read entire article »

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Ecoforce and Dishmatic

Ecoforce and Dishmatic

Unless you are very lucky one of our jobs we have to do is clean and wash up. Yes even if you do have a dishwasher just like here at this precise moment there is always washing up to do. Lotte asks me if I would like to try out the ‘Dishmatic’ and ‘Ecoforce’ range so very kindly she sent me these goodies to put to the test. Ecoforce Range Firstly ‘Ecoforce’  are made up of 90% recycled … Read entire article »

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Spiced pumpkin and orange cake halloween style

Spiced pumpkin and orange cake halloween style

Spiced pumpkin and orange cake halloween style After making the blackberry and apple muffin cake I have stuck to the main ingredients and been swapping flavours etc as it a really easy cake to make.  In this case I swapped the apples and blackberries for grated pumpkin and orange zest. The first one I made was delicious but had a damp texture to it, so second one up I reduced the amount of pumpkin, added sultanas … Read entire article »

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Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday

Yes ‘Meal Planning Monday’ again. That week flew by and I am hoping this week will too as it is the last week before half-term, yay!!! I have been organised to meal plan this week (personal pat on back) and generally have most of the food in, give or take some salad and fruit. I have semi cheated as I have only done the week day’s this week, only because I couldn’t think of anything … Read entire article »

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Oven baked cornflake chicken

Oven baked cornflake chicken

This cornflake chicken recipe I have dug up from the past and spiced it up very easily!!! I am sure that Annabel Karmels Baby and Toddler recipe book is on many of our bookshelves, even though my two are way past that age I still have kept it. I think I have made this once or twice when Bex and Oscar were little but as an adult sometimes (well I do) crave something like this, served … Read entire article »

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Halloween Baking idea’s

Halloween Baking idea’s

I love baking and fun baking is great to do for children and adults too, Halloween Baking is a great excuse to go slighty mad in the kitchen (something I am known to do often!!!). I usually do Halloween baking with Bex and Oscar. We either go somewhere or friends drop by before the children go out trick or treating around other friends and neighbours houses but which ever one it is, a bit of … Read entire article »

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#ONEMums

Once upon a time when I was a little girl I dreamt of being one thing Nothing fancy that would make me rich Evidently it would make me rich with things that money could not buy Mum was the name I wanted to be called Unforgettable was the happiness that I felt the day Bex was born More happiness was had when Oscar came along to complete our little family Sharing my life with my children was my dream come true Two bloggers have been out in Ethopia seeing the difference that ‘One’ makes there have been some heart warming posts from Michelle A.K.A Mummy from the Heart and some amazing photo’s so do pop over and take a look. Jennifer Howze from Jenography has been there too and has some wonderful posts to read too. Seasider … Read entire article »

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Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday

Yes I thought I would make the effort this week and do ‘Meal Planning Monday’, the fridge is full so it nice an easy this week to plan the weeks menu. I am doing something new for my lot and that will be savoury pancakes. I have yet to decide whether to make and fill and serve or make, fill and bake then serve. I am hoping they will be liked, I will fill them … Read entire article »

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Easy Marmalade cakes perfect for Paddington Bear

Easy Marmalade cakes perfect for Paddington Bear

Easy Marmalade cakes It was only after I made these marmalade cakes did I think of Paddington bear but hey I think he would totally love these cakes and wouldn’t get in trouble for sticky paws either. Today the cake tin was hungry and I was in the mood for a bit of experimental cooking. Taking the good old basic fairy cake mix, adding spice, orange zest and marmalade and ta dah voila ‘Paddington Bear cakes’. So I … Read entire article »

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Macmillian Cancer Care & Kenco

Macmillian Cancer Care & Kenco

Anya asked me if I would like to do a coffee morning with Kenco raising money for Macmillian Cancer Care. Kenco is an official sponsor for The worlds biggest coffee morning usually held on the 28th September, which raises money for Macmillian a charity that supports anyone affected by cancer. It is a fantastic charity and one that provides important support and help in many different ways. It was a bit short notice so I decided … Read entire article »

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